Various surgeries when done not only for obesity or when done in lean patients to control metabolic diseases like Diabetes Type2, high blood pressure (Hypertension), severe joint pains etc, they are referred to as Metabolic Surgeries.
Definitions of overweight (BMI >25) and obesity (BMI>30) are based derived from Western populations. Studies have shown that for a given BMI, Asians have higher percentage of body fat and tend to have higher risks of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. According to WHO recommendations, a BMI of 18.5–22kg/m2 is considered healthy for Asian populations.
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) position statement in 2011 March also concluded surgery should be considered as an alternative treatment option in Asian patients with a BMI between 27.5 and 32.5 kg⁄m2 when diabetes cannot be adequately controlled by an optimal medical regimen.
Listen from the patient….
These patients have undergone Metabolic Surgery for uncontrolled Diabetes and High BP and are sharing their very satisfying experience….
Disclaimer : – Results may vary from person to person